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If you are injured in a bar fight, you may have legal options beyond criminal charges against the person who attacked you. You may also have a civil case to compensate you for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
At Dugan & Rybicki, P.C., in St. John, our Lake County premises liability lawyers represent personal injury victims in Lake County, Porter County and throughout northern Indiana. We offer a free initial consultation to explain your rights and options if you have been injured in a bar fight.
Who Is Responsible if I Am Injured by a Bar Fight?
Injuries suffered in commercial establishments are different from many other types of personal injury cases in that you may have a legal claim against two parties: the person who attacked you and the owner of the premises. Property owners have a duty to take reasonable steps to secure the safety of their patrons against foreseeable dangers. Those reasonable steps may include:
- Hiring bouncers to break up fights and eject unruly customers
- Not serving alcohol to obviously intoxicated patrons
- Installing lights in parking lots and other areas outside the bar
- Hiring security or requesting police patrols for events when fights may be anticipated
When a bar owner puts profits over the safety of its patrons, our civil justice system can hold the company accountable. This area of law is known as premises liability.
For More Information About Bar Fight Injuries
For more information or to schedule a free consultation with our Lake County and Porter County bar fight injury attorneys, call (219) 365-7766 or fill out the contact form on this website.